7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2012 7:28 AM by varjak paw Branched to a new discussion.
Harriet Christakos Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

How can I stop the annoying pop-up ads on the iPad?


iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3
  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)

    Any ads are associated with third party apps.  Some apps make you pay to remove the ads.  So you can pay up or delete the app.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,800 points)

    Pop-up ads in what application. Safari? If that's what you mean, go to Settings -> Safari and set "block pop-ups" to "on". That won't eliminate them all but it should stop the majority.

     

    If you're not referring to Safari, post back and let us know what app you're talking about.

     

    Regards.

  • Harriet Christakos Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    iPad is new so I'm limited in experience but these keep showing up in the middle of a scrabble game, one after each move. 

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10 (80,065 points)

    Was the app a free app? If so, that may be the reason. I have a couple of free apps that will run ads across the top or the bottom of the app while you are using it. If you upgrade to the paid version, the ads go away.

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)

    Harriet Christakos wrote:

     

    iPad is new so I'm limited in experience but these keep showing up in the middle of a scrabble game, one after each move. 

    Yup, that's common.  That's how many app makers make money -- with ads.  Sometimes they will allow you to pay a small sum ($5) for the priviledge of not having apps.  You'll also see this in the app store with "Lite" versions of some apps.  That means the app has less features and a lot of ads compared to the regular version.  I personally try to avoid apps with ads, or simply pay for the app if I like it.  Look at the user comments carefully to see what others are saying about ads.  I've not purchased some apps due to the high prevelance of ads.

  • janewhit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It doesn't work. For some reason it can only be blocked on iMacs, not iPads. Why? When I scroll down the page, the ads follow--idiotic ads like "New Jersey Mom Makes $1 Billion an Hour" or "53 Year Old Woman Looks 23"

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,800 points)

    Those features are generated by the web site, usually in JavaScript, and as such are very difficult to block, in any web browser regardless of platform. The only reliable way is to turn off JavaScript, and that will of course render most web pages nonfunctional (and even then won't block all those ads).